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Episode 0024

Air Date: March 21, 1968
Previous Episode: 0023
Next Episode: 0025
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Mister Rogers arrives with a collection of various eye charts designed for people of different ages. After showing the charts, he sings You're Growing before leaving for an appointment with his optometrist -- Dr. Mallinger.

At Dr. Mallinger's office, Mister Rogers has his eyes examined and listens as Dr. Mallinger explains the different parts of the exam.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Handyman Negri is preparing to install the arms on Donkey Hodie's new windmill when construction comes to a halt. After seeing the size of the windmill's arms, King Friday goes back on his offer to allow the windmill to be built behind the castle as it will take away from his castle's beauty. The King orders that a new location be found "someplace else" for the windmill. Nurse Miller encourages Donkey Hodie and Handyman Negri to be brave and they all sing Be Brave Be Strong.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers wonders where Donkey Hodie will find someplace else and Picture Picture shows images of different places where people live.


Mister Rogers also visits Dr. Mallinger in Episode 1157 and Episode 1728.

Although David Newell is listed as a "Neighbor" in this episode's credits, he does not appear on camera nor is he listed on the board shown before the episode begins.

Unlike most episodes where the Neighborhood Trolley travels from right to left as it returns to Mister Rogers, in this episode it returns via a left to right path.

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Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Bernard Mallinger, Maxine Miller, Joe Negri, David Newell
Producer: Fred Rogers
Director: David Fu-Ying Chen
Executive Producer: Paul K. Taff

Production funds for this series were provided by a grant from The Sears-Roebuck Foundation and a children's program fund established by N.E.T. affiliated stations.

© 1968 National Educational Television and Radio Center

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